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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

New instrument improves studies of explosions, helps control hot spots
Posted on August 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Testing explosions is epic science. The most detailed studies of explosive charges have been […]

A 'nonlinear' effect that seemingly turns materials transparent is seen for the first time in X-rays at SLAC's LCLS
Posted on August 30, 2016 at 1:13 pm

Imagine getting a medical X-ray that comes out blank – as if your bones had vanished. That's […]

MEPhI tests detector prototypes for future experiments at Large Hadron Collider
Posted on August 30, 2016 at 12:17 pm

In June and July 2016, a group of young scientists at MEPhI tested detector prototypes for future […]

Electrons with no mass acquire a mass in the presence of a high magnetic field
Posted on August 29, 2016 at 3:38 pm

An international team of researchers have for the first time, discovered that in a very high […]